DougN wrote:Thanks Bill, can you recommend a colour from humbrol or any other manufacturer? It is the one thing I have yet to get the hang of.... Colour... Sounds strange but it is a skill that some have and others don't. I really can't match colour but I may be able if you have a decent photo. Also it is one thing here in Melbourne is we have a very white clear light compared to the UK. I find the light is a bit more yellow than here. Another problem is colour memory is highly variable along with photo film can have a hue depending on heap of things. So if you could suggest a photo on line or a book (slightly harder to come by) I would appreciate it.
The colour I used when I painted the last LNER carriage was Humbrol Tan. Unfortunately this is no longer in the Humbrol range. The nearest is No62 Leather which is darker and less orange than Tan.
Unfortunately all these coaches had disappeared before colour film emulsions had become stable enough to accurately render these colours. Though looking at photos of preserved LNER teak and Thompson coaches will give you a good idea of the sort of colour you should be aiming for.